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03/11/05

Benderman Arraigned

A Third Infantry Division soldier stationed at Fort Stewart, who is seeking to be discharged as a conscientious objector, is one step closer to a possible court-martial.

Yesterday, Sgt. Kevin Benderman was arraigned on charges he deserted and missed the movement of his unit when it deployed in January.

A general court-martial has been scheduled for May 11. Sgt. Benderman also filed his rebuttal yesterday to an investigating officer's recommendation that the Army deny the conscientious objector application.

Reported by: WTOC staff

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